Artem Lobov News

Sep 3, 2017 9:45 am

Artem Lobov responds to callout from red-hot UFC Rotterdam prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov

Yesterday afternoon, on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam, Russian featherweight prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov dazzled by thrashing Mike Santiago to a second-round rear-naked choke. With this win, Magomedsharipov immediately established himself as one of the finest contenders in the featherweight division, and post-fight, he looked to capitalize on this status with a...

Aug 24, 2017 10:53 am

Artem Lobov Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Will Fight Paul Malignaggi

Between the controversial sparring bouts, the photos, the video leaked by Dana White, and their altercation at media day, it’s looks like Conor McGregor is fighting Paul Malignaggi on Saturday instead of Floyd Mayweather. Of course, if Malignaggi gets his way, they could fight next year on St. Patrick’s day. Although, McGregor’s right hand (or...

Aug 18, 2017 8:03 am

The Russian Hammer Artem Lobov Returns to the Octagon October 21st

It wasn’t too long ago that Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov fought Cub Swanson in a Fight of the Night. While the hammer couldn’t drive the nail to one of the top featherweights on the planet, he did put on a scrappy and entertaining fight. While a ton of fans and even media tried to...

Aug 13, 2017 8:17 am

Artem Lobov explains why Conor McGregor’s confidence is at an all-time high

Though Conor McGregor is being widely discredited in the buildup to his blockbuster August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr, he and his team are brimming with confidence. UFC featherweight Artem Lobov, who serves as one of McGregor’s main training partners, explained the surplus of confidence inside the camp in a recent interview with...

Jun 7, 2017 9:21 am

Artem Lobov calls for fight with Jose Aldo

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, once-dominant UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had his throne usurped by young Hawaiian star Max Holloway, as he wilted under a swarm of third-round punches. With this outcome, Aldo finds himself at a relatively unfamiliar juncture, no longer a champion but a contender in the crowded...

May 9, 2017 7:50 am

Doo Ho Choi responds to Artem Lobov’s callout

When it was first announced that the unranked Artem Lobov would be fighting the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight in Cub Swanson, there was widespread backlash. Many fans suggested this was an opportunity the Russian-born Irishman didn’t deserve, and one that was only being afforded to him because of his friendship MMA megastar Conor McGregor. In the end,...

May 2, 2017 10:42 am

Artem Lobov calls out next opponent following Cub Swanson loss

Last month, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov stepped into the Octagon for the biggest fight of his career as he fought #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’. Prior to the fight, Swanson went as far as to say that Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC. Following...

Apr 23, 2017 10:13 am

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville Featherweight fighters Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson went to war in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108 yesterday evening in Nashville. The “Russian Hammer” and “Killer Cub” exchanged bombs for five straight rounds before the horn sounded and...

Apr 23, 2017 7:22 am

Pros react to Cub Swanson’s action-packed defeat of Artem Lobov

Last night, the UFC touched down in “Music City,” Nashville, Tennessee, with a 13-fight card. This card featured plenty of action, as Brandon Moreno scored an epic submission win over Dustin Ortiz on the undercard, Mike Perry picked up an elbow-induced KO of the year contender over Jake Ellenberger, and Al Iaquinta crushed Diego Sanchez...

Apr 21, 2017 5:54 am

After shaky start to UFC career, Artem Lobov says he asked to be released by promotion

Tomorrow night, Artem Lobov will face the biggest test of his career in the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. He’ll enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak, and if he scores the upset, he’s likely to burst into the featherweight top-10, where more high-stakes challenges await. Things haven’t always been so good for Lobov. Speaking...

Apr 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Cub Swanson: Artem Lobov is always getting better

This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov will take a massive step up in competition as he throws down with the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-2-1, and is not even ranked in...

Apr 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Artem Lobov and boxer Amir Khan swap trash talk on Twitter

The biggest story in combat sports today surrounds a boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather, and Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor. While this potential showdown initially looked nearly impossible, it is looking more and more probable by the day. And now, Artem Lobov, one of McGregor’s main training partners, wants in on the action....

Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Artem Lobov explains how training with McGregor has prepared him for Swanson

Will @RusHammerMMA stun Swanson at #UFCNashville? pic.twitter.com/uuxc0YYJnn — UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 18, 2017 This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Artem Lobov will take on Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-12-1  and Swanson currently holds the number four spot in the...

Apr 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Cub Swanson gives his take on whether Artem Lobov actually belongs in the UFC

This weekend, in the main event of UFC Nashville, featherweight contender Cub Swanson will take on Russian-born Irishman Artem Lobov. Given that Swanson currently sits inside the featherweight top-5, and Lobov sits outside the top-15 with an undeniably unimpressive 13-12-1 overall record, the announcement of this fight caused more than a few head scratches. Yet...

Mar 24, 2017 9:57 am

Artem Lobov rips “p**sy” Jose Aldo for accepting featherweight title

UFC featherweight Artem Lobov has been gearing up for his upcoming main event scrap with Cub Swanson in April, where he will face the biggest test of his professional MMA career as he looks to crack the featherweight top 10. Ahead of the fight, Lobov has generated quite a bit of controversy as he has...

Mar 23, 2017 10:28 am

Artem Lobov rips “p**sies” with padded records

On April 22nd, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov will have the biggest fight of his professional career as he fights #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in a highly anticipated main event showdown. Ahead of the fight, Lobov, who holds a 13-12-1 professional record, and is currently on a 2-fight win streak, found himself criticizing...

Mar 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Artem Lobov tells Tyron Woodley to stop “crying and moaning like a little b*tch”

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC London, Icelandic grappling specialist Gunnar Nelson scored an extremely impressive submission win over a game Alan Jouban. With this win, Nelson reminded the world why he’s considered one of the best welterweights on earth, and set himself up for some massive fights in the stacked welterweight division....

Feb 28, 2017 11:23 am

Artem Lobov predicts knockout win over Cub Swanson

On April 22, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, unranked featherweight Artem Lobov will take on the division’s fourth ranked fighter in Cub Swanson. Given their starkly different stations in the featherweight division not many people seem to give Lobov, who trains alongside Conor McGregor at SBG Ireland, much...

Feb 13, 2017 5:53 am

Artem Lobov on Swanson booking: This is my kind of fight

Over the weekend, we learned that Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov had been granted the fight he’s been campaigning for: a scrap with the UFC’s fourth-raked featherweight, Cub Swanson. The two will headline the UFC’s upcoming trip to Nashville, Tennessee on April 22. Given that Swanson is soundly inside the featherweight top-5, and Lobov...

Feb 11, 2017 7:03 pm

BREAKING! UFC announces two big fights for April

During tonight’s UFC 208 broadcast the promotion announced two exciting fights which will take place in April. The first fight announced was a key featherweight tilt featuring Cub Swanson taking on Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night in Nashville on April 22. Swanson is coming off a fight of the year performance at UFC 206,...

Feb 3, 2017 6:51 am

Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov bash each other on Twitter

Late last year, on the main card of UFC 206, featherweight veteran Cub Swanson engaged in one of the greatest fights of all time with South Korean prospect Doo Ho Choi. For three, frenzied rounds, the two fighters thrilled the fans and Toronto and those watching on screens around the world, pelting each other with...

Jan 8, 2017 5:03 pm

Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson exchange barbs on social media

Earlier today we reported that featherweight prospect Artem Lobov was looking to score a fight with either Cub Swanson or “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi. Lobov explained this desire in a recent interview with Peter Carroll of SevereMMA.com. “Really I’m leaving it up to UFC to decide my next opponent,” he told Carroll. “Sean...

Jan 8, 2017 7:51 am

Artem Lobov sets sights on Cub Swanson and “The Korean Superboy”

After a fairly decisive defeat of the dangerous Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night 99, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov is looking for a massive step up in competition. The Russian-born Irishman is now chasing fights with elite foes in Cub Swanson and “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi, who recently engaged in arguably...

Jan 5, 2017 11:15 am

Artem Lobov opens up on assault of fellow Russian MMA fighter

Last month, a horrifying attack on Russian MMA fighter Rasul Mirzaev flew under the radar after a night out with UFC fighters Ali Bagautinov and Artem Lobov quickly turned into a horrific night for Mirzaev. According to reports, Lobov returned to Russia last month, where he spent time with both Bagautinov and Mirzaev after Bagautinov...

Nov 20, 2016 9:38 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Jumps Into the Octagon to Celebrate with Artem Lobov

  On Saturday afternoon (Saturday night in Europe), the UFC returned to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the first time since UFC 72, all the way back in June of 2007. They did so with UFC Fight Night 99. While the highlight of the card was undeniably Gegard Mousasi’s score settling destruction of former foil Uriah...

Sep 30, 2016 6:21 am

Artem Lobov Gets Awesome Opponent for UFC Belfast

Artem Lobov may have been born in Russia, but he is very much an Irishman. As such, the hard-hitting Conor McGregor training partner has been added to the lineup for the UFC’s November 19 return to Belfast, Ireland, where he will take on Japanese fan favorite Teruto “Yashabo” Ishihara. This exciting featherweight showdown was revealed...

Aug 19, 2016 9:15 am

VIDEO | Artem Lobov roasts Team Diaz for “fake” behavior at press conference

While UFC 202 will play host to the highly anticipated Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch, the card will also pit Team McGregor’s Artem Lobov against Team Diaz’ Chris Avila. Lobov, who made it to the finale of TUF 22 before coming up short against Ryan Hall, will certainly be the more experienced man in...